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Calculate Your High Blood Pressure Health Risks
Learn your health risks from high blood pressure by using the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Risk Calculator. A few small changes can make a big difference.
What are the Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
The American Heart Association explains the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, also called hypertension and the "silent killer" because it generally has no symptoms.
Five Simple Steps to Control Your Blood Pressure
If you?ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, these simple steps from the American Heart Associaion can help you keep it under control.
American Heart Association backs current BP treatments
A recent report recommends healthcare providers take a new approach to treating high blood pressure for people older than 60. But based on the current research available, the American Heart Association recommends that healthcare providers continue to follow existing guidelines for treating high blood pressure.
Why High Blood Pressure is a "Silent Killer"
The American Heart Association explains why high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is called the "silent killer," and how to monitor your blood pressure.
Resistant Hypertension - High Blood Pressure That's Hard to Treat
Resistant hypertension is when patients cannot control their blood pressure despite the use of a diuretic and at least two other blood pressure medicines
High Blood Pressure and Women
The American Heart Association explains higher risk for high blood pressure, also called hypertension, in women including birth control and high blood pressure, pregnancy and preeclampsia, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH), toxemia of pregnancy and menopause and high blood pressure.
Pulmonary Hypertension - High Blood Pressure in the Heart-to-Lung System
Is pulmonary hypertension the same as high blood pressure? The American Heart Association explains the difference between systemic hypertension and pulmonary hypertension.
How High Blood Pressure is Diagnosed
The American Heart Association explains how high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is diagnosed.
Know Your Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association helps you understand your risk of high blood pressure, also called hypertension, by looking at family history, age, diet and poor nutrition like a high-sodium diet, obesity and lack of exercise, alcohol as well as stress, smoking and sleep apnea.